By Robyn Ross,
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, J.P. Williams said, "This is the network that has shows about teen pregnancy. They'll stick by a show that allows you to abandon a child, but a kid dies by accident doing what he does for a living [mudding] and they cancel the show? There's something that smells of sh-- here on every level."
Earlier this month, Gandee and two others were found dead in their car after succumbing to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. Although it was reported that production was immediately halted, Williams says that he was told that MTV would resume the series by shooting four more episodes and a special dedicated to Gandee. On Tuesday, Williams says he found out the network changed its mind and decided to cancel it. The special is still expected to air.
"There was no explanation," he says, adding that he's now thinking of self-financing a Buckwild film. "My job is to protect these kids ... This will get ugly."
MTV could not be reached for comment.
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